French beauty giant L'Oréal sees a drop in consolidated sales for
the first half of 2003 to €7.14bn, reflecting a drop of 3.2 per
cent. But company remains confident that on target for annual
Procter & Gamble Germany has had the green light from US
regulatory body to proceed with its acquisition of Wella. The
company will continue to pursue the necessary regulatory and
governmental approvals in other major markets...
US cosmetic and personal care company Revlon on Friday announced
the completion of the rights offering the company launched on 16
May this year. At the same time Revlon said that the rights
offering was fully subscribed by the public.
German beauty care company Henkel has accepted a takeover offer
from US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble for its 6.86 per
cent stake in German haircare company Wella, the company said on
Friday. P&G has been in control...
Emil Flachsmann, a Swiss supplier of natural compounds and
ingredients for cosmetics, is to come under the wing of flavours
multinational Frutarom, following an agreement between the two
companies announced this week.
Swiss supplier of fragrance ingredients Givaudan has decided to
start a new share buy back programme of up to 800,000 registered
shares - representing 10 per cent of the share capital, announced
the board of directors this week.
The Body Shop founder and ardent environmental campaigner Anita
Roddick was awarded the title of Dame as part of the Queen's
Birthday Honours released on 14 June. She was awarded the title for
her life-long work in retailing,...
In response to growing demand, beauty care product company Combe
incorporated is to start distributing a new shade of Just For Men
Haircolor, recently reformulated with vitamins and conditioners,
this spring that is specifically designed...
US company IMX Cosmetics has launched a custom cosmetics line that
allows customers to mix their own personalised recipes for lip
gloss and other cosmetics and retrieve them at in-store computer
Avon Products, a direct seller of beauty and related products, has
announced it is to retain Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to provide
entertainment-based marketing strategies for the launch of its new
beauty business 'mark'.
Givenchy's Marc Jacobs Men took the awards for Men's Fragrance
Introduction of the Year Noveau Niche: Fragrance Sold in Specialty
Stores, Private Label under 500 doors and Men's Packaging of the
Year at the 2003 annual...
Canada's Omega Biotech, maker of the Protovin grape seed
antioxidant, has introduced its first cosmeceutical product this
month. The anti-ageing cream is said to firm and brighten the skin
and can also repair damage.
A cream composed of cetylated fatty acids (CFA) can improve quality
of life and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, claims a
study conducted in the US by Connecticut university together with
bioceutical company Imagenetix.
This summer, the US branch of Japanese mail order company DHC
introduces its new Eau de Parfum line of six 'intoxicating'
fragrances. The blends include aromas of jasmine, sandalwood, iris,
lemongrass, vanilla, and cinnamon.
US product development and marketing company Universal Group today
announced the introduction of Old Spice High Endurance shaving
products for men for which the trademark is licensed from Procter